"First beach day of the year. We biked all over the island searching for the perfect spot. And, well, here it is. We were all covered with mosquito bites come sundown, but it was worth it. The photo was taken with a Nikon F5. The roll fell out of my hand into the water when I was changing film."
Go: Regular ferry service is available from Queen's Quay. The trip takes about 15 minutes. Paved paths make for great cycling, so bring a bike.
Stay: There is no lodging on the Toronto Islands and camping is prohibited, so best make this a one a day trip.
Eat: On your way to the Queen's Quay ferry terminal, stop by the St. Lawrence to buy local vittles for a picnic. Toronto's iconic Peameal Bacon Sandwich is served at Paddington's Pump, Sausage King, and Carousel Bakery, all located within the market. Buy one from each and compare.
Drink: Big Wheel Deluxe Amber by Amsterdam Brewery, Hop Addict by County Durham Brewing Co., Amber Passion by The Three Brewers, Stratford Pilsner by Stratford Brewing Co., and Arkell Best Bitter by Wellington Brewery